TheRoles of Moderation (Mattaññutā) in Buddhism towards the Social Conflict Resolution

Phra Appolo Chakma



               The prime concern of this research objective were to study social conflict resolution, to study principle of moderation in Buddhism, to integrate social conflict resolution with the principle of moderation in Buddhism and propose the guide line and body of knowledge on the model of social conflict resolution integrated with the principle of moderation through the documentary qualitative research that aimed to study social conflict resolution in Buddhist moderation (mattaññutā) from the original Buddhist texts and secondary sources. In-depth interview with 10 experts was also applied in this research. Study results found that conflict arise from economic, politic and fundamentalism into aimed at ridding greed, hatred and delusion. This resolution considered through the fundamental level of principle, the ethics of middle level and the ethics of the higher level by emphasizes internal and external resolution with refers to all kinds of actions by positive through bodily verbal, and mental into the personal, family, society and government. The conflict resolution model is called, “CRSA,” which developed by the integrated moral principles, dhamma, regulation, laws with holding moral consciousness perfectly, as well as cultivation inner and outer peace emphasizes good conduct in deeds, speeches and thoughts. Thus, this research has revealed the model of social conflict resolution integrated with the principle moderation of CRSA.

Keywords: Moderation (mattaññutā), Buddhism, Social conflict, Resolution.



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